Clinical Pharmacist I

Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

Scheduled Hours:

Part-time or 20 hours per week. (Mostly PM's every other weekend)

 

Job Summary:
The Clinical Pharmacist I is responsible for overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medication, medication order computer entry, the monitoring of patient medication therapy, and acting as a resource for the provision of medication information for patients, physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals. The pharmacist identifies, recommends, resolves, and prevents medication ~ related problems through the intervention with physicians. Pharmacists supervise and direct pharmacy support personnel.

Accountabilities:
PARTICIPATES IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND COMPETENCY
ENSURES SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PHARMACOTHERAPY
PROVIDES EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATES EFFECTIVELY WITH PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
CONTRIBUTES TO THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT.
OVERSEES DISPENSING AND PREPARATION OF MEDICATIONS
IDENTIFIES SAFETY AND COST REDUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

Position Requirements:
Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy
At least 1 year of experience in a hospital pharmacy setting or equivalent experience in the job accountabilities preferred. Residency preferred.
Familiar with the computer medication order entry process
Familiar with current clinical and therapeutic literature
Good interpersonal skills to deal with a wide variety of individuals
Good analytic skills to make rational decisions about patient care
Good communication skills to achieve understanding and acceptance
Ability to work in a team environment
Adaptable to performing multiple tasks
Ability to prioritize orders
Maintenance of a professional appearance
Eligible for Licensure within 60 days of hire as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Illinois. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work to complete urgent tasks preferentially.
Ability to work rotating shifts and weekends. Schedule flexibility to meet the needs of the institution, adaptable to changes in workload and/or work schedule.
Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of hospital staff
Ability to travel to various operating units of the hospital. Ability to walk up / down stairs and use the elevators.
Ability to work in a stressful environment
Ability to use hands and fingers repetitively (ie. use of computer keyboard)
Ability to stand, sit, stoop, and kneel

Ability to do medium lifting (20-50 lbs occasionally, 10-25 lbs frequently, and 10 lbs. Consistently)
Ability to perform work and communicate with normal range of hearing and vision
Ability to physically operate the equipment used in the job


 

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Posted
11/04/2020
Salary Range
$99,000.00 - 200,000.00
per Year
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Location
Downers Grove, IL 60515, US